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|Griesheim près Molsheim|
|• Mayor (2001–2014)||Guy Erb|
|• Land1||4.62 km2 (1.78 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||67172 / 67870|
|Elevation||156–191 m (512–627 ft)|
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
It is one of nine member communes of the Community of Rosheim Communes, of which its mayor, Guy Erb, is currently president.
Greisheim lies some five kilometres (three miles) to the south-east of Molsheim.
The village is well connected, just eight kilometres (five miles) south-west of Strasbourg airport, with the centre of Strasbourg some eighteen kilometres (eleven miles) away. Greisheim is a couple of kilometres from the recently extended A35 autoroute on one side and the A352 autoroute on the other, although delays exacerbated by traffic congestion are a frequent feature of the roads in the Molsheim and Strasbourg areas. For rail travellers, the nearest station is in the neighbouring village of Rosheim.
About seven miles (four kilometres) to the west, the Upper Rhine plain gives way to the lower wooded slopes of the Vosges Mountains. To the east the land becomes progressively flatter and the agricultural potential of the alluvial soil richer between the village and the River Rhine.
It is important to distinguish between Griesheim-près-Molsheim and Griesheim-sur-Souffel, a village on the northern edge of Strasbourg. The two Griesheims are less than twenty kilometres (twelve miles) apart.
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